Tadej Pogačar (left) won Tirreno-Adriatico and Primož Roglič (right) won Paris-Nice, while Remco Evenepoel disappointed with 11th overall at Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Getty Images)
Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico always feel like important junctures – a step up in prestige and performance after the introductory offerings of the early season.
The two WorldTour races act as a gateway to the Spring, with the main Spring Classics campaign getting going from here, while also setting the tone for the Grand Tours to come in the spring and summer.
They usually only partially overlap but this year the ‘Race to the Sun’ and the ‘Race of the Two Seas’ ran almost concurrently, offering a glut of top-level racing and a chance to see almost all of cycling’s stars in action at the same time.
From Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič underlining their credentials with overall victories, to question marks for Ineos Grenadiers and Remco Evenepoel, plus markers for the Spring, Cyclingnews runs through the major talking points from the past week.
Paris-Nice a good ‘test’ for Van Aert-Roglic partnership in San Remo, Tour de France Pogacar: I’m not so far from my Tour de France shape Evenepoel: You have to be at 100 per cent, otherwise you will pay the price Paris-Nice peloton decimated, leaving only 59 finishers Pogačar and Roglič’s opening gambits on the long road to July
Pogačar (left) won Tirreno-Adriatico while Roglič won Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images / Sprint Cycling Agency) Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) won’t […]